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OASIS Writing Skills

Common Writing Terms:
APA Style & Citation Terms

This guide includes lists of common writing terms used in describing the writing process, grammar, and APA style.

APA Style & Citation Terms

DOI: Acronym that stands for digital object identifier, which is a number under which electronic documents are cataloged.

Sentence case: A method of capitalizing in which the only capitalized words are the first word, any proper nouns, or words that immediately follow a colon (much like the capitalization pattern of a sentence, hence the name).

Seriation: The use of lists within text.

Title case: A method of capitalizing where all major words (including all verbs and all words with four or more letters) are capitalized.

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